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Warner Bros.’ Super Pets Gets Book Tie-in With Random House

Warner Bros. new film DC League of Super Pets is getting some super books for young fans from Random House Children’s Books. Random House Children’s Books, in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC,… . . . read more

Brands Taking A Deep Dive Into NFT Market

By Gary Symons TLL Editor in Chief As many have predicted, the licensing industry and in particular companies involved with collectibles like comics and trading cards, have dived headfirst into the world of Non-Fungible Tokens,… . . . read more

Publishing

Marvel, DC Grow Market Share in Weak Comics Year

Disney’s Marvel is expected to outshine Warner Bros.’ DC Comics in retail sales both in the comic book and licensed merchandise sectors this year as the comics market continues to battle flattish growth…


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Business

Roundup: M&A & Legal

Hasbro and DC settle their Bumblebee suit, LaLiga comes to (North) America, Thunderbird goes public, and publishers Bongo House and New York Magazine are shaken…


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Entertainment/Character

Supercharge Me! Hero-based Merch Sales Down 7%

Retail sales of licensed merchandise based superhero properties reached $5.2 billion worldwide in 2017, with over 90% from Marvel and DC Comics…


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Entertainment/Character

Franchises Drive Comics Sales in 2017

The top comic book, graphic novel, and manga properties of 2017 with potential for licensing—plus, Valiant and Nelvana get superpowered as they continue to expand into content production…


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Entertainment/Character

$100 Million Superhero Brands Grow 15% in 2016

We need a hero to boost entertainment/character retail sales—and DC Comics and Warner Bros. are bringing their empires to deliver…


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Business

M&A & Legal

The latest business and legal news to impact the licensing industry.

Featuring: Mattel, Illumination America, Spin Master, Alibaba, Hasbro, DC Comics, and more…


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Comic Books

Superheroes Revisited: Batman Overtakes Spider-Man

The age-old question is re-examined: DC or Marvel? We’ve restated the 2014 retail sales figures for Batman, Avengers, and Superman to reflect the relative rankings between the four superhero brands…


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HOLIDAY SPENDING

Halloween Spending Up; Entertainment Tops Costume Choices

Halloween spending is expected to reach an all-time high this year, according to the NRF’s Halloween Spending Survey; total spending is expected to reach $8.4 billion. With 67% planning to buy costumes, licensed choices are topping the lists…


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